Stress has become a buzzword in our modern-day life. But, what is stress? Can we avoid it? What effect has on our life and how can we cope with it?
We can’t avoid stress in our life, but there are tools that we can use to lessen its impact on our adrenals. This is a good time to be more mindful about this thing we call “stress”. Let’s take a look on how it affects our adrenals and our health in general and what we can do to better cope with it.
Adrenals – What Are They and What Do They Do?
The adrenal glands are two small endocrine glands located above the kidneys. They are responsible for the production of 50 different hormones, including adrenaline, cortisol, aldosterone and some androgens, sex hormones. They also help regulate blood sugar, immunity, brain alertness, gut health, sex drive and help balance the body’s mineral levels. So these small glands have a big function on our daily lives. Adrenal fatigue is usually a term used to define people who are constantly under physical, mental and/or emotional stress. Did you know that the most stressed-out groups overall are parents, younger generation (Generation X and Millennials) and those in lower-income households? About 75% of Americans report experiencing at least one of the symptom of stress in the last month.*
Watch this short VIDEO with a list of foods you can incorporate into your diet to help fight symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue.
Make Way for Better Health!
Here are some tips for taking care of your adrenals:
- Avoid sugar, diet full of sucrose and simple carbs.
- Avoid hydrogenated fats.
- Use organic coconut oil.
- Consume more fatty fish (wild-caught salmon, mackerel).
- Consume more cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprout).
- Eat more avocados, walnuts, almonds and seeds( pumpkin, flax, chia).
- Use stress-reducing herbs like Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, Rhodiola.
- Get a therapeutic massage regularly.
- Practice a regular sleep schedule and a regular exercise program.
- Practice meditation and deep breathing exercises.
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* American Psychological Association (2015) “Stress in America. Paying With Our Health”